Frequently Asked Questions about Craniosacral Therapy

What is Craniosacral Therapy good for?

Craniosacral Therapy is helpful for many conditions. Often times people turn to Craniosacral Therapy when they have exhausted all other avenues of traditional care. Craniosacral Therapy can help with headaches, jaw pain, back pain etc. But this modality offers more than that. There is an opportunity to release emotions that have been stored in the body. A chance to work with the central nervous system to self-regulate and become stronger and more dynamic. Craniosacral Therapy works with physical and energetic structures within a body and allows for deep permanent release and healing.

While only light touch involved in a Craniosacral Therapy treatment session (5 grams of pressure, the weight of a nickel) and it is generally regarded as safe, it is not to be used in all cases. For people with acute intracranial hemorrhage (active brain bleed), inter cranial aneurysm, recent skull fracture, herniation of the medulla oblongata or any physiological condition in which slight changes on intracranial pressure could negatively affect a client.

Typically after a session, people feel great! Less pain, relaxed, less anxious, and they often sleep much better. Occasionally clients feel tired, or not fully awake, at the end of a session, but that feeling dissipates within an hour or so.

If you are feeling tired after a session, it is beneficial to rest or take a bath if possible. Because we are working the entire central nervous system and not just a painful area, work will continue to integrate and your body will shift for 24+ hours after the session has ended.

Sometimes, clients report having a headache or aches and pains in their body after a session. While this is not common, it usually clears up within the next 24 hours. Think of it is as detoxification. Drink plenty of water, rest and use gentle movement to help with the discomfort.

Craniosacral Therapy is real. It is a wellness modality that has helped millions of people around the world to heal themselves. Therapists use the bones of the cranium to work with the tissues that support our highest regulatory system, the central nervous system. That is the brain, and the nerves of the spine. Are we access these tissues we can release tension; self-regulate and heal.

Craniosacral Therapy can bring up emotions that you may not be aware of. Old memories or old injuries can become available for healing in a session. Emotions are energetic, and that energy can get stored in the body if it is not given an outlet to be released. A Craniosacral Therapy session may provide an outlet. Crying is a sign of release. It is quite useful to cry. I believe it is a mechanism we are born with to help us move big energy through our bodies so it doesn’t get stuck.

Depending on what has happened, a client may need a few sessions or an ongoing series to clear up the issues and maintain balance. Clients often feel much better after their first session. Many of my clients come in on a regular basis for what they call a “tune up” to clear out any underlaying tension before it becomes a problem. A proactive form of health care.

The Food and Drug Administration does not have the authority to approve or disapprove of Craniosacral Therapy.

No. Reiki is a lovely healing modality based on flowing energy from the universe to a person.

Craniosacral Therapy uses the bones of the cranium and the spine to allow for more flow the cerebrospinal fluid to the central nervous system. It releases tension, and allows the central nervous system to self-regulate. It is a modality that promotes the ability of the body to heal itself.

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